Take in an evening of contemporary theater with a staged reading of Field Notes From Mother Earth by Ashley Edwards, directed by Jenny Guy, presented by ArkansasStaged.
A work in progress, Field Notes from Mother Earth is the story of two cultural anthropologists—a teacher and her student—who are sifting through the field notes they’ve collected over years of research. As the play moves through the memory of their travels, the layers of their relationship are revealed. The play beautifully challenges the traditional notion of motherhood and uses stories from all over the world to explore what women pass down from one generation to the next. An epic piece of magical realism, the play unearths the relationship between mentor and protégé, and traverses the worlds of mythology, ghosts, and natural disasters.
Event is free and open to the public (suggested donation of $5).
ArkansasStaged is a collective of theatre artists working to bring staged readings and experimental/experiential theatre to life in the unique spaces of Northwest Arkansas. With an emphasis on women’s voices, previous ArkansasStaged performances at the 21c Museum Hotel include Empanada Loca and readings of Natural Shocks (at Fenix Fayetteville DownUnder), White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Dear Elizabeth, Collected Stories, Grounded, The Taming, Craving Gravy, Art and Venus In Fur. Other performances include An Old Woman Speaks and Lazarus Catering (at Stage 18), Gertrude Stein Plays Paris and Picasso At the Lapine Agile (at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), Veils (at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville) and Love Song (at Fayetteville Underground). The artists in the ArkansasStaged ensemble have worked professionally in theatre and film throughout the U.S. and abroad.